Merry Monday #94

It's time for another challenge over at 
The challenge this week is to use a stocking on your card.

You may recognize the background on this card. I had
some pieces leftover from a recent card stack and thought
I would use them on this card. The card is mostly
masculine with a touch of femininity by use of the
vintage lace flower and ribbon.

I've really enjoyed these challenges. It's a great way to get a head
start on your Christmas cards and also a great way to
keep the creative juices flowing.

all products are stampin' up! unless noted
card stock: very vanilla, pool party, early espresso, crumb cake
stamp set: hardwood,  merry merry (recollections)
ink: crumb cake, early espresso
big shot: adorning accents EF, designer frames EF
embellishments: linen thread, 1 1'4" burlap, 7/16" trim, 
       5/8" victoria crochet trim, vintage lace flower (retired)

Happy Stampin'


Kristie Goulet said…
Susan, I love seeing your cards in the Merry Monday gallery. This is no exception. Love that background and the adorable stocking. The embellishments are just the right touch of femininity. :) Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday!
Marcia Hill said…
Love this card and that stocking is so darn cute! Great background and finishing touches too! :0)
Susan Powell said…
thank you ladies! I am thrilled to have found the Merry Monday Challenges as I am having so much fun making cards for them.
Bonnie said…
I love the mix of masculine and feminine on this card, Susangail! Very chic! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!
Karren said…
What a fabulous card! I love all the embellishments you've use - mixing the masculine look with the feminine flower trim looks fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.
Susan Powell said…
Thank you Bonnie and Karren :)
Chris Dring said…
Love the soft colors you picked, the mix of masculine and feminine, and what a fantastic take on this sketch!
Notes by Nina said…
Very cute, I love the background. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.
Karen Davis said…
Ohhhh! I love these colours Susan. That background has to be one of my favorite colours. The antique stocking is a fabulous image and goes so beautifully with the burlap, lace and flower. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.
So lovely!! Your colours are fantastic!!

Deanne :)
Susan Powell said…
Nina, Karen, Deanne - thank you all for your lovely comments :)